Oral history interview with Sonny and Mary Perdue, 2013 August 27

Collection:
Warner Robins Heritage Society Oral History Project
Title:
Oral history interview with Sonny and Mary Perdue, 2013 August 27
Creator:
Perdue, Sonny, 1946-
Contributor to Resource:
Perdue, Mary
Chalout, Mike
Publisher:
Warner Robins Heritage Society Oral History Project, Houston County Public Library System
Date of Original:
2013-08-27
Subject:
Governors--Georgia
Educators--Georgia
Education--Georgia
Houston County (Ga.)--History
Football--Georgia
University of Georgia--Football
Veterinarians--Georgia
Georgia--Politics and government
Politicians--Georgia
Railroads--Georgia
Commerce--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Houston County, Warner Robins, 32.61574, -83.62664
Medium:
oral histories (literary works)
Type:
MovingImage
Description:
Oral history interview with Mary and Sonny Perdue conducted by Mike Chalout on August 27, 2013 as part of the Warner Robins Heritage Society Oral History Project. The project was sponsored by the Warner Robins Rotary Club and Flint Energies.
George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III (1946-), a native of Bonaire, Georgia, was the 81st Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011. Mary Ruff Perdue, his wife, is a native of New Orleans and a former speech therapist.
Sonny and Mary Perdue are introduced -- Sonny and Mary discusses their childhoods -- Sonny talks about his family and their involvement with education in Houston County, Georgia -- Sonny talks about his work in education as governor -- Sonny talks about how the military influenced him -- Mary discusses her first experiences in Houston County -- Sonny talks about playing football and going to the University of Georgia -- Sonny talks about his work as a veterinarian and entrepreneur -- Sonny discusses how he got started in politics -- Sonny talks about running for the Georgia State Senate -- Mary recounts her thoughts of Sonny's involvement in politics -- Sonny discusses balancing his time between his businesses and politics -- Sonny discusses how he switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican -- Sonny talks about his work in the film industry as governor -- Sonny talks about railroads in Georgia -- Sonny talks about his work in commerce as governor -- Sonny talks about his children.
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/hlp_wroh_perdue001
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/wroh/id:perdue001
Language:
eng
Original Collection:
Warner Robins Heritage Society Oral History Project, Houston County Public Library System
Holding Institution:
Houston County Public Library System
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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